The pain, loss, and lack of closure that the World War brought is experienced in a more personal level than a public one. Such misery that “The Dread” brought is explored in this upcoming feature film by Water Horse Productions which will narrate the story of Seamus and Edith, two people who lost their loved ones to the First World War. Seamus, a light house keeper, lost his only son to war, followed by the death of his wife from an illness while Edith, an American war widow, also lost her husband. When the local priest demands that Seamus’ wife be buried in the church’s cemetery instead of a plot overlooking the ocean, Seamus is left with two options, hope for death to happen soon or take a leap of faith to lead a happy life. In his grief, he is acquainted with Edith as they work towards healing, together.
Directed by Vic Sarin, a popular artist known for his works ‘Partition’, ‘Murder Unveiled’ and many more, ‘Cry From the Sea’ is a literal cry that Seamus carries with him of the pain from the death of his only family. Joining Vic Sarin in the crew for the film are Ciaran Creagh, Tina Pehme, Kim Roberts and Mary Callery.
Meet the Cast
Emily Beecham, Aidan Quinn and Dominic Cooper are reportedly in talks for the lead roles. Emily Beecham, an established actress, was previously seen in 1899, a supernatural science fiction drama wherein she played the role of Maura Franklin, one of the passengers in the ship that encounters inexplicable events. Aidan Quinn is another talented artist known for his role in movies such as ‘Wild Child’ and ‘Unknown’. Dominic Cooper is also renowned for his portrayal of young Howard Stark in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. If the trio does indeed grace the silver screen in this movie, then viewers can definitely expect an entertaining watch.
As the production of the movie is still underway, rumored to have begun in August 2023, the time of the film’s release is yet to be announced. However, the film will potentially showcase the scenic landscapes of Donegal, Ireland that has a number of lighthouses that serve as excellent tourist spots and hopefully will serve as the setting for the movie!
‘Cry From the Sea’ and the Implications of ‘World Wars’
Seamus’ grief as it is supposedly described in the plot for the movie is an emotion that any loving father would experience when they loose that privilege to be called the word, when they lose that person who would call them that word. If being a parent is a blessing then losing your child before you say goodbye to this world is perhaps the biggest misfortune that one can have and the wars did cause that.
The upcoming feature film will explore the possibility of recovery after loss, as Seamus and Edith attempt to get past their experience with the War. As viewers, we can hope to get carried along with them in this journey. Perhaps their healing would potentially instigate our own.